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Grateful Dead Live at Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden on 1971-12-05

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Grateful Dead Live at Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden on 1971-12-05

Set 1

Beat It On Down The Line
Big Boss Man
Brown Eyed Women
I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
Jack Straw
Mr. Charlie
Tennessee Jed
El Paso
Playing In The Band
Next Time You See Me
Comes A Time
Casey Jones ->
One More Saturday Night Six Days On The Road
Sing Me A Rainbow
Fair Chance To Know
I Don't Know You
Down In The Boondocks
Truck Drivin' Man
Dirty Business
California Day
Louisiana Lady
Last Lonely Eagle

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden
Location New York, NY

Transferred by Unknown


Reviewer: Auriemma - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 7, 2015
Subject: The Greatest
I find this show to be the greatest I've ever heard.El Paso is played incredibly. Billy really goes balls out on that number. Not a thing wrong with this show.
Reviewer: quelots - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2013
Subject: Historical significance.
That is why this show is getting five stars from me instead of four. Having hopped on the bus late ('91) I can appreciate how so many heads adore and treasure this concert, which was performed while I resided in my Mother's womb, two months shy of being born. Also, any show with both Pigpen and Keith in attendance is special.

Reviewer: tony_merolla - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2012
Subject: If Rock and Roll Was Gonna Have a Godfather...
On this, the anniversary of this wonderful show, I thought I would re-post the review I did for the other (fantastic) archive of this show -

Here it is...

"I LOVE this show! This was kinda my "first" show - although I didn't actually attend, I listened to the simulcast on WNEW, and spent countless hours over the years listening to pretty poor recordings of it. To this day, it remains one of my all time faves. I don't think it's a great show in the sense of having long, spacey 2nd-set jams (although the Dark Star jam is pretty amazing) but what makes it great for me is the perfect renditions of what are usually 1st-set songs, especially those that are brand new here. Jerry's phrasing during these songs is just incredible! Songs like Jack Straw, Tenn. Jed, Ramble On Rose, Brown Eyed Women - I always thought these versions were so much better than those that would appear on Europe '72. Big Railroad Blues is sizzling and love the Going Down the Road with the China Cat tease! Late '71 has to be one of my favorite eras. Nice to find something where the sound is so much better than on the tapes I grew up with. A big "thank-you" to Don Rohde & Phil Matera for making this available."

And a big thank-you to whoever made this version available. Never get tired of listening to this show, always sounds fresh as ever.
Reviewer: rrschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2012
Subject: correction
Correction to below - it was not Jerry with the New Riders.
Reviewer: rschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 21, 2011
Subject: Best show ever?
The bootleg you refer to came out directly after this show. Prior to Europe '72, we didn't know the names of the new songs. No matter what you call them, this show features the best Brown Eyed Women, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed and Ramblin' Rose I've ever heard!

Though there were many exciting moments to come, it was all downhill from here.

Go here for the opening act (NRPS w/Jerry Garcia on pedal steel):
Reviewer: swinter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2011
Subject: my first one
these Felt Forum concerts were my first GD concerts; we went one night and listened to the simulcast on WNEW FM (WPLJ was sooo later . . . and so less cool) the other night. WNEW then rebroadcast the entire concert, NRPS and Dead, New Years Eve 1973 -- which, of course, all we serious Deadheads recorded.

I had these tapes for many, many years -- a kind of prize posession. but by 1998 some of the cassettes were no longer playable. thank goodness for the internet! it's like having an old friend back.

as rschwa28 says, at the time of the concert no one knew the names of these songs. we were all guessing.
Reviewer: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 12, 2010
Subject: one of my favorites
this is bennn one of ny top ten for years. only had snippets of it from an old dead hour show. its nice to have the full show in top quality. thanks again archive :)
Reviewer: Johnny the K - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2009
Subject: My first GD album
Wow, i can't believe I've found this!!
I bought this show as a bootleg vinyl back in 1977 from a record store in Babylon, Long Island. All the titles were messed up. Comes a time was "only love can fill", Jack straw was "we can share", stuff like that. Some enterprising non-dead head obviously. Shows were often broadcast live on stations like wplj. Talk about ancient history.
Sorry all you west coasters but there was nothin' like a NYC dead show for Maximum audience intensity. You can hear it on this recording. Grate Stuff!!!
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" December 5, 1971 at the Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Wha happ'nd?

Songs listed in the description do not match the Download and Streaming lists.

The streaming and download song list is one off until "Comes A Time", bummer man...

5 Stars for the mix
5 Stars for the recording
5 Stars for the performance
4 Stars for the transfer.....

The recording and mix sounds like I remember hearing it "live" on the radio in NYC in 1971.

My first GRATEFUL DEAD concert was the night before on Dec 4th. I was 16 years old. Everyone in NYC was trying to get in to these shows.

There were only 3500 seats in the Felt Forum. The streets were packed with people looking for tickets and scalpers were everywhere. I remember clutching my ticket as I went by the people begging and screaming "I need a Ticket" thinking, I am so lucky I've got a "TICKET, I'm in, and I've got a seat!".

Get all the Felt Forum shows, Dec 4,5,6 &7.

Nothing like a GRATEUFL DEAD show in NYC in 1971. The crowd was wild. Freaks, Hippies, Weirdo's and
Counter Culture Anarchists. I think I saw Bill and Hillary at this show, or someone that looked a lot like them...(just kidding)

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love from 38 long, strange years ago.

PS: And to those of you who were not alive to see the GRATEFUL DEAD at the Felt Forum in Manhattan in 1971, you have to ask yourself why GOD would do such a thing to you...and not to me?
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